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Edward Hatcher

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Wednesday, October 15, 1952 - Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Edward Hatcher, of Black, Alabama, left his earthly home on Tuesday, June 8, at the age of 68.  Born in Oak Grove to the late Lehmon and Cora Hatcher, he spent most of his life in Geneva County.  Edward graduated from GCHS in 1970, and to this day, he never met a stranger. 

Visitation will be Friday, June 11, from 6-8 p.m. at Sorrells Funeral Home in Slocomb.  

A Celebration of Life, also at Sorrells Funeral Home, will be held on Saturday, June 12, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Gene Hauser and Rev. Allen Marsh officiating.  A private family burial will follow at the Adoniram Cemetery, just down the road from The Hatcher House.  

Edward married Lorrie, the love of his life, on Valentine’s Day, 1995 in the snow-covered Little Log Chapel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  He always joked that he picked her out when he drove her school bus back in 1970. Together, they “packed a whole lot of living in their life” and raised a family that they are ever so proud of. 

The majority of his working years were spent in the roofing business.  He found his true calling, however, as the Custodian for the Geneva County Elementary School.   Oh, how he loved those children, and how those children loved him!  He went on to become Hartford’s Rec Department Director, and later finished his working career as the Custodian at Slocomb High School. 

Edward will be remembered as a loving Husband, Father, Papa, Brother, Uncle, Coach and Friend to what seems like thousands.  He loved his family and friends beyond measure, but he loved God the most.  He was a man of his word, and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Survivors include his wife, Lorrie; sons Patrick (Hilary), Isaac and Will; grandchildren Finn and Chloe Jayne; siblings Henry, Eugene (Joyce), and Helen; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

We extend our sincere appreciation to Paula Phillips, Joyce Hatcher, Roxanne Branch and Kirsten Place for your love and care, as well as to our friends and family who have walked alongside us in this journey.

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021



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Rest in peace Brother Ed...some of my fondest childhood memories are of us @ Lake set an example for us men to emulate & I'll certainly miss you & your laughter....Ride on high Brother...I love you!!!
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Mike & Barbara Regan

Our prayers for this family. May you rest in peace.
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Jeff and Regina Ward

Love and God’s blessings to you and your family, Lorrie. God is building His army and has welcomed into His arms and strong warrior of God. We love and are praying with you all.
Rex Lewis Phelps

Well Ed; You went on ahead and left some of the old crew here. We'll catch up with you later. It was great growing up with you. We had so many times of laughter, they are uncountable. There were some times of trial also. I remember one. We were working in the area of Slocomb and would meet at a place on Hwy 52 that sold fast food and had a pool table (or 2). We would eat and shoot pool during lunch. We may have been there at night on a few occasions. On this occasion Randy Sorrels drew back with all his might and shot the cue ball with a lot of top English. He may have been breaking the rack. You were standing behind the other end of the able and the cue ball hit the other ball then shot off of the table and hit you in your mouth. I think you lost 2 or 3 teeth that day. Your dentist did a good job. RIP Ed.

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